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Hi all,


I've got a stupid question.

When you build scratch and base your build on a plan, say 1:48, what do you do with the overall measurements of the famework.

Do you transfer the actual measurements from the plan onto the wood, or do you substract the thickness of the planking you are going to build?

If yes, the outer measurements of the model will come out to plan, if no, your hull will be slightly, probably not noticable, bigger.


What are the opinions?



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If you are working from a lines drawing then what you have are the profiles of the outside of the frames. There is no need to adjust the lines to allow for the thickness of the planking.


Having said that, if you are going to double-plank the hull then you may need to make adjustments as the total thickness of planking could be greater than the prototype.





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